Spent some time last night having a closer look at week 1 of the mooc and have some feedback. Take or disregard as you see fit
If anyone else is participating in the course and has any thoughts feel free to post here.
Consider moving the videos to the top of the book pages. See https://learn.moodle.net/mod/book/view.php?id=28060&chapterid=4065
My train of though was basically "ok, finding your way around. urgh, wall of text. This desperately needs screen shots or something.... reading... re-reading... oh wait, there is a video! I read for nothing!!"
On my laptop the video was not on screen until I scrolled down. Even if it was onscreen as we have these lovely videos that walk the student through and show as well as tell we should probably push the videos to the fore.
Also, the first page of the setting up your course book is explaining extremely basic things like the navigation bar but we don't explain how to move through a book activity. Maybe a note at the bottom of the page would be helpful. Not sure if there are sufficient analytics to determine if people are getting stuck here but I wouldn't be surprised if first time Moodle users weren't sure what to do.
I am not clear on the value of the week 1 survey (https://learn.moodle.net/mod/survey/view.php?id=28065) The stated reason seems tenuous"This is designed to help you reflect on your participation as a learner in the course." Is it just to introduce the survey module? If so we should probably provide an intro "this is the survey module. this is what you might use it for."
Given that the quiz (https://learn.moodle.net/mod/quiz/view.php?id=28066) is introducing the quiz module for the first time it could possibly also do with a blurb about the quiz module similar to the survey module.